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Texas Children's Hospital Hosts North American Investigators on Berlin Heart Trial
Date:10/21/2010

ospital at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, and the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto in Canada also participated in the study.

Berlin Heart Training

Additionally, Texas Children's Heart Center also hosted six Fellows and faculty from prominent children's  hospitals around the country for a two-day, hands-on laboratory training on pediatric ventricular assist devices with a special focus on the Berlin Heart pump. Dr. David Morales,  pediatric cardiovascular surgeon at Texas Children's and associate professor in the departments of Surgery and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and Richard Owens of the Berlin Heart Group (formerly a perfusionist at Texas Children's Hospital), directed the training. The Fellows, members of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, were focused on pediatric congenital heart surgery and were seeking specialized training in mechanical devices for children.

"We were pleased to share our knowledge with these physicians about this important and emerging field," said Dr. Morales. "They are the cream of the crop and will be the future leaders in pediatric heart surgery."

The Fellows represented the following medical institutions: University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Stanford University; University of Washington Program, Seattle Children's Hospital; University of Colorado Denver Program, Health Sciences Center; Children's Specialty Group, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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